Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system trustee Margaret Anderson Kelliher has Chancellor Steven Rosenstone’s back when it comes to his big push for workforce development. Kelliher, who is president and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association, argues in the Star Tribune for more spending on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the so-called Read more

Globe University / Minnesota School of Business has entered the radar of Kyle McCarthy, cofounder of StudentDebtCrisis.org. In an article in The Huffington Post, he writes that the Globe Education Network offers its students a high-interest — 18 percent — private Educational Opportunities Loan (EdOp Loan). He says Globe is quite aggressive in how it Read more

Just when you think university finances might be stabilizing — with the state pumping more money in to MnSCU this year — Minnesota State University – Moorhead has announced a $4.9 million budget deficit. And that means the university will offer early retirement to faculty members, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reports. (Clarification: MSU-Moorhead spokesman David Read more

Minnesota’s Dream Act, which offers instate tuition and access to state financial aid to unauthorized immigrant students, has caught the attention of the Mexican government. It’s boosting to $55,000 the amount of scholarship money it’s giving to Minnesota for the education of Mexican and Mexican-American students. That compares to an average of $20,000 that it Read more